65 entries in Watch / Set Time is Predicted/Changed
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Henri Decremps Cadrans Sympathiques two dials with letters, needle is placed on one letter and needle moves by its own on other dial
1785 Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 150
Unknown To indicate on the Dial of a Watch the Hour secretly thought of by any of the Company arithmetical procedure
1876 Modern Magic 213
Unknown To Bend a Borrowed Watch Backwards and Forwards optical illusion
1876 Modern Magic 214
Charles T. Jordan The Mesmerized Alarm Clock No. 1, alarm clock set at any time by spectator and covered with napkin, hour divined
1920 Ten New Pocket Tricks 3
Theodore Annemann Impromptu Frame Ups feeling time behind back, knowing what is drawn on slate, instant stooge
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 6) 22
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Telling the Time on a Watch time on wrapped watch divined
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 53
Martin Gardner Watchistry spectator calculates number from hours on watch, divined by performer
Variations 1938 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 51) 357
George Blake Time Will Tell with Full Hunter Pocket Watch, gaffed
Related to 1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 144) 578
George Blake How' the Time?
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 146) 587
U. F. Grant Slate-of-Clock alarm clock set to any time by spectator, chalk clock face on slate becomes the same time
July 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 10
Don Nielson Clocks spectator sets his watch to any time which is then divined
Related to
  • p. 71 for Diaconis idea
Nov. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 66
Karl Fulves Clocks spectator sets his watch to any time, time duplicated on performer's watch
Related to Nov. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 66
Sandy Vogel Clocks Variation
Inspired by Feb. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 82
The Amazing Maurice Time Force
Related to Feb. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 82
Don Nielson, Karl Fulves Time Out of Mind medium divines setting on watch in bag in dark room, then actually wears the spectator's watch
Nov. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 1) 218
Paul Siegel In Good Time times set with watches, prediction
1972 Doorway to Delusion 27
Walter B. Gibson, Joseph Dunninger Time Will Tell prediction of drawn time, handles of performer's watch are set correctly
1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 90) 447
Karl Fulves Variation in Handling
Related to 1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 10
Karl Fulves The 12¢ Solution "Math Trix"
twelve pennies, two dice, pocket watch, dice total divined along with dates on chosen coin and setting on watch
Inspired byRelated to Oct. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 12) 1059
Dr. Barlow Wagman Alarm! time is set of two watches is turned face down, they match
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 146) 728
Ronnie Gann It's About Time! time is set behind back and put in envelope, time is divined
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 147) 733
Frederick M. Shields Coincidence prediction with kitchen timer, two timers ring at the same time
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 166) 829
Robert Cassidy An Experiment with Time watches are collected and placed inside a bag, later they are found that all handles have moved and they don't show actual time anymore
1977 Pseudo-Mentally Yours 20
Leslie Anderson, Harry Anderson Time Warp divination of set time of a pocket watch
Related to 1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 202) 1007
Karroll Priest Karroll's Watch Thing! two borrowed watches, performer predicts set time on one watch, gimmick
Variations 1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 204) 1017
Todd Karr Karr Watch two borrowed watches, set time is predicted, gimmick
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 209) 1042
Dan Tong Time-X set time is matched
Inspired by 1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 212) 1058
Leslie Anderson Time Warp numbers are noted and one selected, matches set time by spectator on watch
Variations 1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 246) 1227
Unknown Time Will Tell No. 37, medium divines the time set on spectator's watch and the card he stopped at
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 59
Karl Fulves The Time Pool No. 41, spectator's watch apparently speeded up when dipped into special glass
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 66
Sandy Spillman Watch It! matching of set time, special model wrist watch
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 251) 1252
El Duco Watch your Watch! spectator sets watch to a full hour and puts it in a paper bag, second spectator selects card with same number
1980 El Duco's Lecture Notes 15
Peter McDonald Clocks No. 50, two watches, set time match
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 62
Danny Korem Stull-ess Watch Stunner spectator makes time out of numbers written by spectators, watch set by spectator, times match
Inspired by 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 17
Stephen Tucker Christmas Time time on watch changes, unusual method
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 8) 135
Martin Breese Playing with Time watch of spectator moves forwards or backwards as wished by spectator, name of card found engraved on performer's watch which also stops
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 1
Leslie Anderson Time Piece "chosen" time appears on watch which was set unseen by spectator
1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 133
Thomas Alan Waters Chronologic two phased routine with pocket watch, first selected time is divined, then predicted
Inspired by 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 628
Michael Weber Swatch This spectator sets a watch, time is predicted, using property of swatch brand
1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25, 26 & 27) 252
Bev Bergeron The Miracle of Two Watches stem of a wrist watch is pulled out and handles turned without looking, performer sets the same time on a second wrist watch
1989 Predicting Time 9
Bev Bergeron The Miracle of A Watch and Paper as before but time divination is made on a piece of paper
1989 Predicting Time 11
Bev Bergeron The Miracle of 'Mental Epic' Prediction time prediction as the third prediction in a Mental Epic routine
1989 Predicting Time 12
Bev Bergeron The Miracle of the Time Machine time machine presentation, original time is set on watch again
1989 Predicting Time 13
Bev Bergeron The Miracle of the Mailed Letter sent prediction beforehand, set time during performance by spectator
1989 Predicting Time 15
Bev Bergeron The Miracle of Synchronous Watches performer and spectator turn stem of wrist watches and stop wherever they want, same time
1989 Predicting Time 17
Michael Weber Swatch This spectator sets a watch, time is predicted, using property of swatch brand
Related to
  • Heinz Gieppner's "Radarstrahlen" in "Magie" 1950, No. 9.
1991 Life Savers 38
Michael Weber Q-Tip
Inspired by 1991 Life Savers 69
Christoph Borer Wem die Stunde schlägt two spectators can form a time on a cardboard clock, time is predicted on pocket watch
1991 Risque 10
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Psychokinetic Time handle on watch is moved by named number
1992/1999 Psychokinetic Time 3
Steve "Banachek" Shaw, Gerry McCambridge McCambridge Stage Routine
1992/1999 Psychokinetic Time 21
Michael Weber Imperfect Time any time selected, pocket watch opened, watch face jumps out on a spring, it has named time on it
1994 Correctors Workshop
Paul Harris The Late-For-Lunch Miracle Maneuver coincidence with 2 watches that are randomly set, instant stooge
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Secrets of the Astonishing Executive) 275
Boretti, Ted Lesley Perfect Pocket-Watch spectator sets time on closed pocket watch, performer divines it
Also published here 1997 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 4) 12
Boretti, Ted Lesley Perfect Pocket-Watch spectator sets time on closed pocket watch, performer divines it
Also published here 1997 It's Paramiraculous 17
Barrie Richardson What Time Is It? several wrist watches with random times collected, one chosen, time and spectator predicted
Also published here
  • Club 71, May 1988
1999 Theater of the Mind 281
Barrie Richardson The Test of Time performer and spectator set time on watches, they match, then named hour predicted on watch, using reversed-hands watch
1999 Theater of the Mind 290
Gregory Wilson Baking Time spectator turns stem of wrist watch to set time, time is predicted as tan line on performer's wrist with watch hands
2001 Bande Du Soleil 7
David Berglas Synchro Time spectator selects a time and turns the handles on a clock, performer divines it
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 390
David Berglas The Quizzing Glass selected time and object are predicted and engraved on sculpture
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 494
Rob Wood Watch Test pulling stem out only one click
Related to 2003 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 306
Patrik Kuffs Temporal Anomaly two wrist watches borrowed, spectator and performer each set random time behind their backs, times written on notepads, they match
2004 Seven By Patrik Kuffs 12
Trevor Lewis Time Will Tell time set by spectator matches time constructed with number cards
2009 Routines Matter 161
Karl Fulves Time On My Hands "Unexplained"
spectator sets wrist watch to any time and puts it on performer's wrist, second watch on his other hand predicts time, posed as a problem
2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 473
Alberto de Figueiredo El Reloj a spectator writes a time on a business card, second spectator sets watch at that time
2013 Magia Demente 31
Christian Scherer Der Hellseher und das Geisterschiff prediction of a a selected object and coincidence of set time and year
2014 Schlaglichter 84